The Indian education system was excellent and known as “Vishwa Guru” in ancient times. Universities like Nalanda and Takshashila used to attract a large number of students across the globe.
Ancient education system emphasised holistic development which was lost over some time. Education has a vital role in developing knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values which enable people to contribute and derive benefits from a sustainable future.
In the 21st century, education purpose is defined in terms of “well-being”. It is related to the quality of life covering aspects like health, social connectivity, education, security, life satisfaction and environment.
The new education policy thrust is making India a global knowledge superpower by providing the education for holistic development of students that enables India to regain its supremacy in education.
This article first appeared in print edition of the The Economic Times paper on 29th December 2022, within the Inspiring CEOs Pullout